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Rain Returns in the Bay Area

Rain showers hit much of the Bay Area Sunday as it was on and off, with some gusty conditions along the coast.

Along Highway 101, the rain showers soaked roadways and further north in Santa Rosa, a huge tree toppled over, damaging a parked car. The Point Reyes National Seashore’s Twitter page posted a picture of a tree down, calling attention to the wind advisory and the conditions.

The rain also caused some power outages in parts of the North Bay.

At Chase Ace Hardware Gift and Garden in San Rafael, the supplies for the rain were in demand. A big change from what people were looking to buy just a few weeks ago.

“We had to transition quickly from A/C units to our flood control-type products. During the heat wave, I think we sold upwards of 23 large portable A/C units in one day. We’ve gone from that to a lot of tarps,” said store manager Gavin Whitis.

At the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, there were some people who bundled up and came out, but the rain did put a bit of a damper on things.

“All of our artists were here. About half of the artists did leave last night and it was specifically because they didn’t want their art to be negatively impacted by the weather. We had a lot of fiber arts, we have a lot of clothing, we have certain types of art that just can’t get wet like paintings,” said Sarah Tipple, an artist liaison for the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival.

“They are a little heartbroken because it’s a lot of work to make it here. But everyone had such a good a good day yesterday that I think everyone feels pretty good about it,” said publicist Karin Conn, publicist of the Mill Valley Arts Festival.

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Source: NBC Bay Area

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